Google Tightens Data Retention Policy - Again

Bits Blog - The New York Times


Chris Hoofnagle, a privacy expert and senior fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology said the new policy was in line with Google’s approach to privacy. “Google has a vision for privacy where individuals will not hesitate to share even sensitive personal information in exchange for access to good products and services,” he said. “Key to achieving that vision is the removal of consequences for liberal sharing of personal data. Shortening the identifiable storage time reduces the risk of unintended, unforeseen uses of the data.”